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The Ultimate Fly & Drive Holiday in Slovenia

Explore Slovenia to the fullest on this incredible self-guided road trip

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Ljubljana

Ljubljana
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LENGTH
13 nights / 14 days
DIFFICULTY
Leisurely to moderate
  • Take your time to discover Slovenia from east to west and north to south
  • Enjoy the freedom of driving yourself without the worry of planning
  • Set the pace of your holiday, while following a route we have carefully selected for you
  • Cover Slovenia’s top attractions as well as more remote spots and choose what you will visit

Included in price

Car rental
Personalized itinerary and route guide
13 nights accommodation with breakfast
Tourist tax

Optional extras

Ljubljana Airport transfer
Excess car insurance
Entrance fees

Itinerary

Day What we will do
DAY 1 Ljubljana
DAY 2 Ptuj - Maribor
DAY 3 Solčava panoramic road - Logar Valley
DAY 4 Jezersko
DAY 5 Lake Bled
DAY 6 Lake Bohinj
DAY 7 Kranjska Gora - Vršič Pass - Bovec
DAY 8 Soča Valley
DAY 9 Kobarid - Kozjak Waterfall - Tolmin
DAY 10 Goriška Brda
DAY 11 Škocjan Caves - Lipica Stud Farm - Hrastovlje - Portorož
DAY 12 Piran - Strunjan - Izola - Koper - Sečovlje
DAY 13 Leisure time
DAY 14 Caves - Ljubljana

DAY 1 - Arrival to Ljubljana

You will pick up your car in Ljubljana and get briefed on your itinerary. Wandering around Ljubljana will keep you highly entertained as well as give you a chance to acclimatize to the magical ambience of the place.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Included
Meet & greet in Ljubljana
Car rental
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Ljubljana Airport transfer
Optional extra charge
Sightseeing:
Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljanica boat ride
Ljubljana walking tour
Active:
Ljubljana bike tour
Cycling in Ljubljana marshes
Kayaking on Ljubljanica river
Adventure:
Golovec mountain biking
Caving Ljubljana
Family:
Farm Life
Museum of Illusions
Ljubljana ZOO
Food:
Ljubljana food tour
Wine tasting
Cooking class

DAY 2 - Eastern Slovenia

Discovering the best of Styria, Slovenia’s eastern regions, is unbelievable. Ptuj, the oldest town in Slovenia, nestled on the banks of the Drava River, and Maribor, the capital of Styria, and the home of the oldest grapevine in the world, will give you a sense of how deep the roots of Slovenia’s history reach.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Styria region
Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Sightseeing:
Ptuj Castle
Maribor city museum
Active:
Pohorje hiking
Adventure:
Bike park Pohorje
Ziplining
Wakeboarding
Family:
Adrenaline park
Food:
Wine tasting at Old Wine House
Wine tasting at Vinag Cellar

DAY 3 - First time in the Alps

Your first taste of the Slovenian Alps will come in the form of one of the most scenic valleys in the country, Logar Valley. Spend the day amidst towering mountains with great possibilities for hiking, waterfalls and remarkable views. Enjoy scenic rides on panoramic roads with plenty of stops at mountain passes to truly take in this fascinating wilderness.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Logar Valley
Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Solčava panoramic road
Palenk & Rinka Waterfalls
Optional extra charge
Active:
Bicycle rental
Adventure:
Hiking guide

DAY 4 - Kamnik-Savinja Alps

Heading onwards through the mountains with a short-cut through Austria, you will arrive in Jezersko, a picturesque haven on the other side of the Kamnik-Savinja alpine range. This charming Alpine corner tucked away from civilisation will inspire you with its tranquillity and rustic atmosphere.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Bled
Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Jezersko Lake with alpine views
Alpine views of Kamnik-Savinja Alps
Optional extra charge
Sightseeing:
Jenk’s barracks
Active:
Hiking Virnikov Grintovec

DAY 5 - Best of Lake Bled

Slovenia’s most prized attraction, Lake Bled, will give you plenty to write home about. There are tons of things to do and see in and around the town of Bled. Breath-taking viewpoints, scenic hiking trails, traditional sightseeing of historical places like the Bled Castle… You decide how active or leisurely your stay in Bled will be.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Bled
Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Sightseeing:
Bled Castle
Pletna boat ride
Row boat rental
Active:
Vintgar Gorge
Bled bike tour
Paddle board rental
Adventure:
Ziplining
Horse riding
Viševnik hike
Pokljuka mountain biking
Family:
Tobogganing
Adrenaline park
Food:
Bled food tour
Wine tasting

DAY 6 - Lake Bohinj and Triglav National Park

A short drive from Bled in its magnificent counterpart – Lake Bohinj. Perched in the heart of the Julian Alps in the world-renowned Triglav National Park, Lake Bohinj and its surroundings are a nature enthusiast’s refuge beyond description. The area offers countless options of spending time in the wild outdoors; be it hiking, cycling or gravity-defying mountain climbing. Additional thrills can be had in the nearby canyons and rivers, or you can opt for some tranquil relaxation at the lakeshore. Spectacular views are guaranteed either way.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Bohinj
Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Sightseeing:
Vogel mountain cable car
Active:
Bicycle rental
Savica Waterfall
Mostnica Gorge
Adventure:
Kayaking
Canyoning
Triglav Lakes hike
Rock climbing
Food:
Dairy farm visit

DAY 7 - Kranjska Gora and an epic drive to Soča River Valley

You cannot explore the Alps without visiting the famous alpine resort of Kranjska Gora and enjoying its mountainous setting. A network of beautiful hiking and cycling trails, the picturesque Lake Jasna and the panoramic drive up to Vršič Pass, will make you want to return to this place for a whole week.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Bovec
Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Active:
Zelenci bike tour
Martuljek Falls hike
Adventure:
Kranjska Gora mountain bike park
Kranjska Gora mountain biking
Via Ferrata
Family:
Tobogganing

DAY 8 - Explore the surroundings of Bovec

The fairy-tale land of Soča Valley and the adrenaline capital of Slovenia called Bovec are simply too beautiful to describe. You can choose to spend the day hiking in the area, chasing waterfalls, or getting your adrenaline rush by going rafting, canyoning or ziplining. Whatever your preference, filmmakers of the Narnia movies certainly knew why they chose this location to shoot their fantasy flick.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Bovec
Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Adventure:
White water rafting
Ziplining
Canyoning
Family:
Adrenaline park

DAY 9 - Following the Soča River

Further down the Soča River, you will enter the historic gem of Kobarid. Famous for its role in WWI, Kobarid invites you to visit its award-winning museum. Or you can decide to tick the nature trail and snap a photo of Kozjak Waterfall instead, or even try climbing some of the epic mountains in the local area to discover which famous WWI battles took place there. The next town on your itinerary is Tolmin with its marvellous gorges, before heading to Slovenia’s unforgettable Karst region.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Goriška Brda
Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Sightseeing:
Kobarid WWI museum
Active:
Kozjak Waterfall
Tolmin Gorge
Adventure:
Krn hike
Kobariški Stol mountain biking

DAY 10 - Into the wine region

And you are off to your next destination, a dreamy location of rolling hills with medieval villages, old villas and chateaux vineyards as far as the eye can see. Goriška Brda, famous as one of the finest wine regions of Slovenia offer not only spectacular views and wines, but also excellent cuisine, friendly locals and a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Accomodation
Overnight stay in Goriška Brda
Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Sightseeing:
Dobrovo Castle
Active:
Bicycle rental
Food:
Wine tasting

DAY 11 - The Karst

One of the most unique Slovenian regions and landscapes is undoubtedly the Karst. With its plethora of underground caves, you are bound to visit at least one on your trip to Slovenia. If underground is not your favourite place, you can choose to spend the day at the Lipica Stud Farm, the home of the famous Lipizzaner horses and stop in the village of Hrastovlje to see the world-famous dance-macabre frescoes. And then it’s off to the Slovenian Coast.

Accomodation
Overnight in Portorož
Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Hrastovlje
Optional extra charge
Sightseeing:
Lipica Stud Farm
Hrastovlje Church
Active:
Škocjan Caves

DAY 12 - The Coast

The so-called Slovenian Riviera is lined with impressive towns like Piran, Koper and Portorož. It is a popular summer destination with a Mediterranean vibe and the easy-going atmosphere. A perfect place to relax or saddle a bicycle and explore the hilly surroundings full of vineyards and olive groves, enjoy some gourmet treats or the incredible history of salt making.

Accomodation
Overnight in Portorož
Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Sightseeing:
Sečovlje salt pans
Boat trip from Piran
Active:
Bicycle rental
Paddle board rental
Adventure:
Coast bike tour
Food:
Fonda fish farm
Lisjak vintage gourmet tour
Truffle hunting

DAY 13 - The Coast

Spending an extra day on the Adriatic coast is always a great idea. You might have missed out on something the day before or you can take an extra day off to spend at the beach!

Accomodation
Overnight in Portorož
Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Sightseeing:
Sečovlje salt pans
Boat trip from Piran
Active:
Bicycle rental
Paddle board rental
Adventure:
Coast bike tour
Food:
Fonda fish farm
Lisjak vintage gourmet tour
Truffle hunting

DAY 14 - Slovenian caves & return to Ljubljana

Make the most of your last day and squeeze in a cave visit. The glorious Postojna Cave, or one of its lesser-known counterparts, is waiting to be explored. On your way back to Ljubljana, you will also pass the popular Predjama Castle, a unique cave-castle wrapped in mysterious legends, a perfect stop to squeeze in before heading back to return the car.

 

Meals
Breakfast
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Ljubljana Airport transfer
Optional extra charge
Sightseeing:
Postojna Caves
Predjama Castle
Adventure:
Planina Cave tour
Križna Cave tour

Extra days

Why not spend a few more days in Slovenia? Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.

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You shift gears, we shift destinations. Our list of Slovenia’s top attractions is at your disposal. From classic touristy must-sees, to outdoor activities in places you never knew existed, each location’s itinerary is planned to perfection. On this holiday, the entire country is yours for the taking. Too many optional extras to choose from? No worries, you can always extend your holiday to check a few more off your list.

The superb thing about driving across Slovenia is that the distances are short, the traffic light, and the roads are of good quality. But don’t let its size fool you; Slovenia is among the most diverse places on Earth. You will be staying in cosy accommodations, located in the heart of the place you are exploring.

Your road-trip begins in Ljubljana, Europe’s greenest and most charming capital. Heading east, you’ll arrive in Maribor, our second largest city, followed by Ptuj, the oldest town dating back to Roman times. Each of these urban destinations and their outskirts have ample opportunities to keep you entertained. The road then takes you to the majestic Kamnik-Savinja Alps, where you’ll discover some of the most picturesque corners of Slovenia, before moving on to world-famous Lake Bled. Within the magical embrace of Triglav National Park, you will fall in love with Lake Bohinj, enjoy the Alpine resort of Kranjska Gora, and the scenic paradise of Soča Valley. This region promises incredible hiking, cycling, rafting, ziplining, rock climbing and canyoning, to list just a few wonderful activities.

From the highlands of Kobarid and Tolmin, with its lovely gorges and waterfalls, you’ll make your way across Slovenia’s windswept Karst, where visits to the spellbinding Postojna Cave and the medieval phenomenon of Predjama Castle are obligatory. The next stop is the coast, where the Mediterranean climate and pretty seaside towns of Piran, Koper and Portorož with their surrounding treasures will present you with yet another face of Slovenia’s diverse character. The vineyards of Goriška Brda, and the nearby winegrowing gem of Vipava Valley are sure to satisfy all your senses. Then, on the final leg of your journey, you’ll pass a few more gorgeous sites, including a UNESCO cave system, before coming full circle in Ljubljana.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a single traveller, how can I book?

Don’t worry, just drop us a line in our inbox. We will do our best to try and find you some company, so if you are flexible in your travel dates, let us know as well. Do you want a private trip? No problem, we got you covered too.

Why is the accommodation not specified?

We are always looking for the perfect fit for you. We use a few different accommodation providers that fit our standards but they are subjected to availability, especially in the high season. We can also adjust the holiday, keeping in mind your preferences and budget and can always find a more suitable solution for your taste.

Where do I start the holiday?

Your fly & drive holiday starts in Ljubljana. We will come and meet you at your hotel to run you through your itinerary, give you some final notes and arrange your car rental. If you need a transfer from the airport, let us know upon booking!

What happens if I have an accident or if the car breaks down?

In any case, you let us know as soon as possible. Your basic insurance included in the price offers 24/7 roadside assistance and covers damages caused to other people involved in a car accident. If you wish to upgrade your insurance, there are extended options available that cover more than one driver, windows and tyres.

Do I need an international driving permit in Slovenia?

To drive in Slovenia, you must have a European driver's licence or an international driving permit.

Do I need to buy a vignette for Slovenian roads?

The car you will get from the rental company is already equipt with a vignette you can use on Slovenian highways.

Do the cars have manual or automatic transmission?

Generally, rental companies offer cars with automatic transmission.

What if I want to see all the optional things listed in the itinerary?

You can easily extend a day or two in the same area, either extending your entire holiday or leaving out some places you are not interested in. Just notify us upon booking and we will help you customize a perfect itinerary for you.

Where will I stay? Will I be able to park my car there?

We use different hotels, depending on availability, but we always make sure they are conviniently located and that you have the option of parking your car comfortably.

What is the tourist tax that is not included in the price?

A tourist and promotion tax is a fee that every visitor has to pay for each overnight stay all over Slovenia. It consists of two parts: each municipality charges a tourist tax fee, which goes towards financing and maintenance of tourist facilities in the area, and the Slovenian Tourist Board charges a promotion tax, which is used to promote Slovenia. Depending on the municipality, the tax rates vary - from 1.5€ in some locations to 3.13€ in Ljubljana or Bled (per person, per night).
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For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the holidays of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns. 

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For solo travellers or travellers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about trip planning and would maybe like to enjoy some time on their own as well. You will be travelling with our tour leader in a small group of maximum 8 people in a comfortable van with accommodation, entrance fees and a detailed plan of activities arranged. For guaranteed tour departures we have a minimum of 4 people.

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For travellers who want a holiday based on their preferences and needs. You don’t need to worry over itinerary planning or your next move, and at the same time you can enjoy the holidays at your own pace and take as much time on your own whenever needed. We take care of the entire organization and provide you with a professional guide, accommodation, transportation and plan of activities.
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